Army Logistics: Reshaped for the Future
Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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Directed by the President of the United State, the Department of Defense established the Defense Management Report process to improve the defense procurement process and management of the Department. Through the process, initiatives and savings goals for the Services were established to improve overall management, particularly in logistics areas. The recommended changes and Army plans for implementation affect nearly every facet of Army Logistics. As a result of the maintenance, supply and transportation initiatives directed the Army established four themes to guide the planning. 1 Consolidate where it makes sense 2 reduce overhead 3 reorient the support base toward business practices and 4 restructure the Army logistics system for the future. This report describes the major changes to the maintenance, supply and transportation systems as currently planned and assesses the impact on Army commands. The plan is far reaching in scope and scheduled for implementation between 1991 and 1997. Although in the early stages of development and implementation the changes portend significant change for the near future. Commanders and logisticians throughout the Army must become familiar with these plans to help guide the effort and prevent Army readiness degradation. When fully implemented the Army Logistics System will be reshaped, to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies